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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 26th, 2019, 6:56 am Thread Starter
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Do all 1200's make valve noise at 2500rpm?

This is my newly acquired 1200R with 7500 miles, so I dont know if the sound slowly developed, or if it was always like this.

Im getting a pretty loud sound which sounds like valve noise at 2500 rpm. Is this normal for this motor?
Its got 7500 miles and i know scheduled valve check is not until 30,000 km.

It starts quick and easy and runs great throughout the entire rpm range.

Obviously I dont want to tear it apart to check the clearance if this is a normal characteristic of this motor.

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I would ask a Ducati mechanic to listen to it and tell you what they think. This shouldn’t cost anything, especially if you can take it to the dealer where you bought it or where you do business. No Ducati I’ve had is happy at 2500 rpm and I go through that rev range quickly so I probably might not even notice if it made a noise at that rpm or not. 2500 rpm kind of qualifies as lugging the engine on a Ducati.

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Im not hanging out at 2500...its more like as I slowly roll through the RPM range it starts tapping pretty loud at 2500, then fades away. Like you said, its not very noticeable when I'm on it, which is most of the time.

My local dealer has proven untrustworthy, so thats not really a good option for me.

Just wondering if anybody else's does the same.

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Lugging it, surging and making the chain slap.

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No its definitely not chain slap, but thank you for the input.

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This is my newly acquired 1200R with 7500 miles, so I dont know if the sound slowly developed, or if it was always like this.

Im getting a pretty loud sound which sounds like valve noise at 2500 rpm. Is this normal for this motor?
Its got 7500 miles and i know scheduled valve check is not until 30,000 km.

It starts quick and easy and runs great throughout the entire rpm range.

Obviously I dont want to tear it apart to check the clearance if this is a normal characteristic of this motor.

Maybe it's this ?


If yes, it's normal (apparently)
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Thank you so much Rosso, appreciate you chiming in on this. Its hard to tell from the video, but I think mine is much more noticeable . Might just seem like that since im listening to it live?
Maybe ill video mine then compare videos.

Either way I'm feeling a bit more comfortable with it. Just surprised it hasn't been discussed more.

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Melbourne Florida ? You gotta have more than one dealer in the vicinity. Seems like there was a good one south of Ocala, isn’t he still in business ? Having someone who’s heard a few has got to be reliable than describing it to the forum. To tell the truth, my S4RS makes some rattling noises at certain rpms, might even be around 2500. I was doing a really good job of blowing it off until you brought it up. I just hit the gas and sing a little louder. Try “ Born to be Wild “ , “ Born to Run”, “ The News” (Dire Straits). When I can hear it inside a closed helmet on top of that I’ll start to worry.

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Yes you are right, Melillimoto in Ocala is great, but they are 2.5 hrs away.
I just figured I would poke around here a bit, in hopes that someone would say "oh yeah, mine does the same thing".

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Yes you are right, Melillimoto in Ocala is great, but they are 2.5 hrs away.
I just figured I would poke around here a bit, in hopes that someone would say "oh yeah, mine does the same thing".
Seems like that's exactly what you got. I count three people that mention odd sounds in lower rev ranges so far.

Perhaps there's a chance that your hearing is more sensitive to sounds of that frequency range than others.

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